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Household support fund

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) announced on 24 October 2022, a further round of the Household Support Fund (HSF) grant for Worcestershire to cover the period 1 October 2022 to 31 March 2023. This fund is designed to be used to support households in the most need particularly those including families with children of all ages, pensioners, unpaid carers, care leavers, and people with disabilities who would otherwise struggle with energy bills, food and water bills.

The Household Support Fund (HSF) will provide support to those most in need by providing vouchers or payments to eligible households or making direct provisions to help with food and goods. More information on the Household Support Fund and additional schemes can be found by visiting Worcestershire County Council's website. Additional financial support can also be found on our website.

More information

Full detail of the Household Support Fund from Act on Energy

Act on Energy provides services across Worcestershire to provide financial support towards water and energy bills.

Call 0800 9882881 or email

Further information on the wider local support available can be found through Here2Help Worcestershire, including a directory of community services.

Worcestershire County Council will be running a range of other schemes to support families on a low income this winter including Here2Help and Ready Steady Worcestershire.

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